What does shove off mean?

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  1. To set a boat in motion by pushing with an oar or boat-hook.
  2. (informal) To leave.
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When our boats shove off for the sandbank have the forecastle gun fired.
Sitting down daintily on the only seat that isn't wet, Chelsea holds her duffel bag close to her chest as the old sailor prepares to shove off.
Feeling at a loss, we get into our canoe and shove off, and then any thoughts of the Dunns' welfare vanishes as we think of our own.
He then told me to shove off, which I did without waiting for a second order.
The era of singers telling loser boyfriends to shove off and demanding more from men was over.
Then a numpty, walkie-talkie jobsworth in a parka sidles up and tells me to shove off.

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